I was in love with my V-MODA M-80 headphones, but recently sold them because I discovered that the on-ear cup design irritated my ears after hours of use (I have my headphones on all day, because I write for a living and like to listen to my playlists during those sessions). Originally I was going to pick up the V-MODA M-100 headphones, but I decided that I really wanted a pair of full headphones with active noise canceling.
Upon searching the market I found Bose's Quiet Comfort 15, Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B, and Logitech's UE 6000/9000 headphones. I wanted the Bose due to the amazing noise canceling ability, but they did not provide enough bass (the Audio-Technica's were a bit better), but I ended up with the Logitech UE 6000 headphones. I like them very much, but I have two questions - one about the brand and one about the headphones.
I noticed the UE 6000 headphones work decently, but the right ear has a slight "electronic signal noise" during use. I was curious if this might be normal with audio canceling headphones or if the right cup might be busted. I noticed that the right cup is also the place where the audio chip itself is housed.
Second question, is the Ultimate Ears brand being killed off? Logitech has two sites for Ultimate Ears - one site has their in-ear monitors and a Bluetooth speaker, while the other site has only some of the current UE products. In addition, Amazon has a limited supply of UE headphones left. Am I buying into a dying brand?
Extra Credit: Any other recommendations for active noise canceling headphones with good bass.